WALK THE MOON has announced they will be releasing their self titled RCA Records debut album on June 19th. WALK THE MOON will also head out on their first ever headlining tour beginning in May and criss-crossing the country through July, including appearances at Sasquatch, Governors Ball, Forecastle and Firefly festivals.
Earlier this year WALK THE MOON released the â€œAnna Sun EPâ€ which consists of three tracks, â€œTightropeâ€, â€œNext In Lineâ€ and the explosive first single â€œAnna Sunâ€. The music video for â€œAnna Sunâ€ recently crossed the 1 million play mark on VEVO and continues to burn up the radio charts.
WALK THE MOONâ€™s self titled album is produced by Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective) and features tracks from the â€œAnna Sun EPâ€, new songs and newly recorded versions of fan favorites off their 2010 independently released album i want! i want!.
After being featured in a profile piece on NBCâ€™s Last Call with Carson Daly last spring following their stint at SXSW, WALK THE MOON recently returned to network television with another performance on â€œLast Callâ€ as well as an explosive live performance on Late Night wth Jimmy Fallon.
Named one of â€œMTVâ€™s Artists to Watch for 2012,â€ WALK THE MOON, who has already toured as part of MTVUâ€™s first ever â€œWoodies Tourâ€, as well as with Young the Giant and Kaiser Chiefs, have captured the attention of fans and critics alike with their colorful and energetic live performances. Says Rolling Stone â€œOpening act Walk the Moon looked and sounded like a band that will be starting its own headlining tour in short order.â€
Launched in Ohio in 2008 by lead singer, songwriter and keyboard player Nicholas Petricca, WALK THE MOON includes Kevin Ray (bass, vocals), Eli Maiman (guitar, vocals) and Sean Waugaman (drums, vocals).
5/2/2012 Louisville, KY â€“ KY Derby Festival
5/5/2012 Irvine, CA â€“ KROQâ€™s Weenie Roast
5/12/2012 Albany, NY â€“ Tulip Festival
5/26/2012 Noblesville, IN â€“ WRZK Mayday – Klipsch Music Center
5/28/2012 Quincy, WA â€“ Sasquatch Music Festival – The Gorge Amphitheatre
5/29/2012 Portland, OR â€“ Crystal Ballroom
6/3/2012 San Diego, CA â€“ XTRA-F â€œX-Fest 2012â€
6/4/2012 Los Angeles, CA â€“ Troubadour
6/6/2012 Phoenix, AZ â€“ Rhythm Room
6/8/2012 Dallas, TX â€“ The Prophet Bar
6/9/2012 Austin, TX â€“ The Parish
6/11/2012 Tulsa, OK â€“ Cainâ€™s Ballroom
6/12/2012 Lawrence, KS â€“ Granada Theatre
6/13/2012 Omaha, NE â€“ The Waiting Room
6/14/2012 Minneapolis, MN â€“ First Avenue
6/15/2012 Chicago, IL â€“ Lincoln Hall
6/16/2012 Pontiac, MI – iLounge
6/18/2012 Boston, MA â€“ Paradise Rock Club
6/21/2012 Philadelphia, PA â€“ Theatre of the Living Arts
6/22/2012 Washington D.C. â€“ Black Cat
6/23/2012 New York, NY â€“ Governors Ball Music Festival
7/15/2012 Louisville, KY â€“ The Forecastle Festival â€“ The Riverfront Belvedere
7/20/2012 Dover, DE â€“ Firefly Music Festival